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Police chief to oversee PT parking
Moving to the podium
New council resolution redistributes authority BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The chief of police now has the authority to modify parking restrictions to accommodate changing traffic conditions, the Port Townsend City Council has decided. As a result, Port Townsend Police Chief Conner Daily will be able to change the parking duration on specific streets, with input from City Manager David Timmons and Public Works Director Ken Clow. The three will disDaily cuss each change, and, when it is decided, it will be posted on the city website at www. cityofpt.us to inform the public. The City Council approved the measure 5-1 on Monday night. CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Mitch Brennan demonstrates how his podiums will be built. The Chimacum Elementary School teacher plans to use podiums, stools and yoga mats as an alternative to desks in his classroom next year.
Room designed by kids Chimacum Elementary teacher takes idea, runs with it BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
CHIMACUM — Changes are afoot in Mitch Brennan’s classroom. The standard school desks will be replaced with podiums for the next school year. Brennan — who teaches a combined class of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Chimacum Elementary School — said the switch will allow students to learn more naturally and in a more comfortable environment. “We are asking why kids can’t stand still. They can, but they shouldn’t have to,” he said.
“Kids need to be moving around. How are they supposed to grow if they aren’t moving around?” Brennan, who said he “comes up with a lot of crazy ideas,” purchased an antique dictionary and a podium for $20 at a yard sale last year and brought them into class.
Captured their imagination He was thinking the students would get a kick out of the dictionary. But it was the podium that captured their imaginations. “There was this nice little girl — she was really busy and had a lot of energy,
so I asked her if she wanted to stand behind the podium,” he said. “When she did, we told her that she looked like a president.” The rest of the 30-member class showed immediate interest, and the change was accomplished democratically. “I chose all the wiggly kids . . . and gave them a chance to stand up, and they all liked it,” Brennan said. “So we asked ourselves what it would take to get rid of all the chairs and tables and have class in a large, open space.” TURN
Councilman objects Councilwoman Michelle Sandoval was not present. Councilman Bob Gray dissented. “I’m not clear why we are changing the system,” Gray said. “Parking is one of the top five issues, and we shouldn’t be taking the City Council out of the process.” “Once you take the decisions out of the hand of the people who were elected to the ones who are not elected, you lose the dialogue,” he continued. “The council meets three times a month and can make quick decisions, and since we have limited space for parking, we should be discussing this as a council,” Gray said. The resolution gives the police chief the authority to respond to new situations without needing a council ruling. “Flexibility is particularly important where different responses may be tried on a trial basis and then modified as conditions warrant,” the resolution said. While the changes can be made without council approval, they can be addressed in an open meeting if any member of the public has a question or concern, Timmons said. TURN TO PARKING/A4
After bone found, cold case awaits DNA test BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A careful sifting of dirt ended Wednesday afternoon at a drained Lake Aldwell site where two hikers found a human leg bone May 15. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said this week the tibia may be linked to the 1991 disappearance of Karen C. Tucker of Port Angeles. But the absence of any more bones at the site leaves the investigation of Tucker’s disappearance on New Year’s Day 1991 at a standstill until Tucker’s DNA is compared with the bone’s DNA, Detective Sgt. Lyman Moores said Wednesday. That process could take up to two months, he said.
“There’s not a lot we can do at this point,” Moores said. A cadaver dog had alerted to the possible presence of remains at four locations in the 2,500-square-foot area that was carefully excavated with hand tools Monday through noon Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Needle in a haystack “It’s like finding a needle in a haystack or a ring on a beach,” Moores said. “There’s so much area to cover, you have to at some point say stop,” he said. “We’ve eliminated the possibility of bones or fragments in the area where the dog has alerted.”
The Lake Aldwell reservoir has been drained and the Elwha River Dam that created it removed as part of the $325 million Elwha River restoration project that began in September, leaving an expanse of dry, cracked reservoir bed and the tibia sticking out of the silt. It was found May 15 by two hikers about 1 mile south of the Elwha River Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 and is not of ancient Native American origin, authorities said. Tucker, 41, was living with her boyfriend at the Elwha Resort near Elwha River Dam when she vanished, according to the Sheriff’s Office. TURN
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Detective Sgt. Lyman Moores, left, and Detective Jim McLaughlin of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office watch Olympic National Park archaeologist Kim Kwarskick sift soil. 14706106
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tionship. The American actor and the French modelsinger lived together Paradis with their children in France. Depp’s most recent film credits include “The Rum Diary” and “Dark Shadows.” He is set to star as Tonto in the big-screen take on “The Lone Ranger,” due next year.
their superstar sibling Michael released on his “Dangerous” album. If they had afros and matching powder blue suits, it might feel like 1977 again. JOHNNY DEPP AND It doesn’t. They’re casuhis longtime partner, Vanally sporting sunglasses, essa Paradis, have split. workout gear and a few A publimore pounds than when cist for they, along with the future Depp said King of Pop, were simply in a stateknown as the Jackson 5. ment TuesNearly three years since day that the Michael died while prepartwo “have ing for his comeback tour, amicably four of his brothers — Marseparated.” Depp lon, Jermaine, Tito and The Jackie — are set for their Bros prepare tour statement requested priown return to the stage as Guided by a thumping vacy for the former couple The Jacksons. bass line from their backing and their two children, The brothers launched band, the Jackson brothers their “Unity” tour Wednes9-year-old son Jack and strut forward to a row of 13-year-old daughter Lilyday, five days ahead of the four microphones, thrusting third anniversary of Rose. Depp and Paradis met in their pelvises along the way, Michael’s death from an before launching into “Can’t overdose of the anesthetic 1998 but never married propofol June 25, 2009. during their 14-year relaLet Her Get Away,” a song
Johnny Depp splits from his girlfriend
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ANDREW SARRIS, 83, a leading movie critic during a golden age for reviewers who popularized the French reverence for directors and inspired debate about countless films and filmmakers, died Wednesday. Mr. Sarris died at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City after complications developed from a stomach virus, according to his wife, film critic Molly Haskell. Mr. Sarris was bestknown for his work with the Village Voice, his opinions especially vital during the 1960s and 1970s, when movies became films, or even cinema, and critics and fans argued about them the way they once might have contended over paintings or novels. Acknowledging the influence of French critics and even previous American writers, Mr. Sarris argued for the primacy of directors and called the “ultimate glory” of movies “the tension between a director’s personality and his material.” He not only helped write the rules, but filled in the names. He was a pio-
TUESDAY’S QUESTION: Based on what Day’s you know about the new product, are Night,” you inclined to buy an Apple iPad or a “Help” and Microsoft Surface tablet? _________ “Magical Mystery iPad 23.8% VICTOR SPINETTI, Tour.” 82, a comic actor who Surface 12.6% At a Lonappeared in three Beatles don Beatles Other 2.8% movies and won a Tony on Mr. Spinetti Broadway, has died in Lon- Day event in 1976 Neither 60.8% don, his agent said Tuesday in 2010, Mr. Spinetti said he was Mr. Spinetti died TuesTotal votes cast: 929 day morning after suffering included in the cast of “A Vote on today’s question at www.peninsuladailynews.com from cancer for several Hard Day’s Night” at NOTE: The Peninsula Poll is unscientific and reflects the opinions of only those years, said Barry Burnett, George Harrison’s insispeninsuladailynews.com users who chose to participate. The results cannot be the actor’s close friend and tence. assumed to represent the opinions of all users or the public as a whole. agent. “He said, ‘You gotta be Mr. Spinetti won a Tony in all our films, otherwise award in 1965 for his Setting it Straight me mum wouldn’t come Broadway performance in and see ’em because she Corrections and clarifications “Oh, What a Lovely War” fancies you,’” Mr. Spinetti but became best-known for ■ The first name of Michael Dean of Forks High said. “That was why I was his appearances in the School was incorrect in the All-Peninsula baseball honorin.” Beatles movies “A Hard able mention list on Page B4 Sunday. Dean, named an SWL-Evergreen Division secondteam outfielder this season, is also a member of Wilder Seen Around Laugh Lines Baseball and in the fall will play at Centralia CommuPeninsula snapshots nity College. GUANTANAMO BAY DESTINATION SIGN IS now undergoing millions ■ Curtis Johnson, a candidate running for Clallam ON a tour bus carrying of dollars’ worth of renovaCounty Superior Court judge, was appointed as a District senior citizens westbound tions, including a new socon U.S. Highway 101 near cer field, cable TV and bet- Court judge pro tem in 1993. He has been a Superior Court arbitrator for 18 years. Gardiner: “Any ole place” ter housing. The lengths of his service in these roles were incorrect ... Which is kind of ironic. in a report Sunday on Page A8. The only people who say WANTED! “Seen Around” _________ they’re better off today items. Send them to PDN News than they were four years The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairDesk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles ago are the inmates at ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-417email news@peninsuladailynews. Guantanamo Bay. Jay Leno 3530 or email email@example.com. com. neer of the annual “Top 10” film lists that remain fixtures in the media.
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1937 (75 years ago) A large new seaplane will be added to the fleet at the Port Angeles Coast Guard Air Station in October, said the Coast Guard’s chief of aviation during an inspection tour of the Ediz Hook base. Capt. L.T. Chalker, who is on a tour of West Coast stations, said the new craft will be much larger than the Douglas amphibian that is now the biggest aircraft stationed on the Hook. In addition, a cutter
now under construction will be sent to Port Angeles next year, said Chalker, who was accompanied by four other members of an inspection party from Washington, D.C.
1962 (50 years ago) Permission to beautify a debris-strewn gulch in Port Angeles has brought unexpected complications to Vi Hurlong. Hurlong, the property owner for two years, seeks to convert the Peabody Creek valley at Fourth and
Peabody streets into a Japanese-style garden. The city Planning Commission has twice approved her plans, which also call for a modest motel on the hillside. She already owns Driftwood Motel at Front and Albert streets. However, petitions have been sent to City Hall from nearby residents who object to her parking of four or five trailer units at the top of the gulch.
1987 (25 years ago) Members of Local 155 of
the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers today are awaiting word from their bargaining unit on a possible settlement of a 12-day strike against the ITT Rayonier pulp mill in Port Angeles. The bargaining board was scheduled to meet today with Rayonier negotiators to finish details of a proposed contract on which the rank and file could vote tomorrow. A Rayonier spokeswoman said the tentative contract calls for a $1,000
lump sum, a $750 cash payment in the second year, a 2 percent pay raise in the third year and a minimum 2 percent increase in the fourth year for each worker.
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TODAY IS THURSDAY, June 21, the 173rd day of 2012. There are 193 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: ■ On June 21, 1942, German forces led by Generaloberst (Col. Gen.) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk during World War II. Following his victory, Rommel was promoted to field marshal; Tobruk was retaken by the Allies in November 1942. On this date: ■ In 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. ■ In 1834, Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his
reaping machine. ■ In 1932, heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title fight rematch in New York by decision to Jack Sharkey, prompting Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: “We was robbed!” ■ In 1948, the Republican national convention opened in Philadelphia. The delegates ended up choosing Thomas E. Dewey to be their presidential nominee. ■ In 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were murdered in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. ■ In 1982, a jury in Washing-
ton, D.C., found John Hinckley Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three other men. ■ In 1989, a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment. ■ In 1997, the WNBA made its debut as the New York Liberty defeated the host Los Angeles Sparks 67-57. ■ In 2005, 41 years to the day after three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter in a Mississippi court. Killen was sen-
tenced to 60 years in prison. ■ Ten years ago: One of the worst wildfires in Arizona history grew to 128,000 acres, forcing thousands of homeowners near the community of Show Low to flee. ■ Five years ago: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. nuclear envoy, made a rare trip to North Korea in a surprise bid to accelerate international efforts to press the communist government to abandon its nuclear weapons program. ■ One year ago: Defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a 7-1 victory over Virginia at the College World Series.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Father charged with murder in Texas shooting McALLEN, Texas — A man accused of fatally shooting his 1-year-old son and critically injuring another boy in a South Texas motel was charged Wednesday with capital murder. Demond Bluntson, 36, was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said in a statement. Bluntson was being held without bond. Police said Bluntson shot and killed his 21-month-old son Davian and shot and wounded 6-year-old Jaydin in a Laredo hotel room Tuesday. Jaydin was on life support at a San Antonio hospital Wednesday. Bluntson could face more charges in El Campo, some 200 miles away, where police believe Bluntson killed his girlfriend, the boys’ mother. El Campo Police Chief Terry Stanphill said earlier Wednesday that police had confirmed a body found a day earlier was that of 28-year-old Brandy Cerny. A neighbor found Cerny’s body in a building on a property in El Campo where Bluntson used to keep dogs.
Gun dealer closes MADISON, Wis. — An online
weapons dealer who sold the handgun used in the Virginia Tech massacre and provided equipment in two other mass shootings has quietly closed up shop amid a flurry of complaints from customers who allege he failed to deliver orders after billing them. Police said Eric Thompson last month abruptly closed his Green Bay, Wis.-based business, TGSCOM Inc., as they probed scores of complaints from customers in nearly every state.
Mayday hoaxes WASHINGTON — A hoax mayday call that launched a massive search off the coast of New Jersey last week may be linked to a similar call made last month nearly 1,500 miles away off Texas, authorities said Wednesday. At a news conference in New York, Coast Guard investigators said that in both cases, the callers reported their boats were sinking and used similar key words and phrases. On May 20, rescuers searched for 36 hours in waters off the coast of Galveston, Texas, and found nothing after a distress call reporting six people stranded in the water, Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant told CNN. On June 11, a distress call reporting a yacht explosion prompted a massive rescue effort in the water near New Jersey. The call was determined to be false after no evidence of a boat was found. The Associated Press
Briefly: World Greek coalition swears in new prime minister ATHENS, Greece — Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party that came first in Sunday’s election, was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday after a coalition agreement with two minority partners that support Greece’s bailout commitments. The ceremony took place after Samaras met President Karolos Papoulias and received his formal mandate to govern. Earlier Wednesday, New Democracy agreed with Socialist PASOK and the smaller Democratic Left party to form a coalition government after protracted negotiations. Despite receiving nearly 30 percent of the vote Sunday, the conservatives lacked enough seats to govern alone and had to seek partners that would also broadly back Greece’s pledges to bailout creditors for further austerity and reforms. Greek stocks rose in response to the news, with Athens shares up 0.6 percent in the afternoon, limiting earlier gains.
Holed up in embassy LONDON — Julian Assange has spent years on the move, trying to keep ahead of authorities who want to stop his secretspilling mission. Now the WikiLeaks founder finds himself confined in the surprising setting of Ecuador’s
London embassy, where he was holed up Wednesday as diplomats discussed his fate and British police waited outAssange side to arrest him if he leaves. The 40-year-old Australian is seeking political asylum in the South American nation in a dramatic bid to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes. His supporters said he fears charges in the United States for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents.
Uruguay’s pot plan MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s government apparently plans to take a step beyond legalizing marijuana: It wants to sell it. Local news media cited unnamed ruling-party lawmakers saying that the government planned to send a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would legalize marijuana sales as a crime-fighting measure. Only the government would be allowed to sell the marijuana cigarettes, and only to adults registered as users. Uruguay’s presidency did not immediately confirm the report but told The Associated Press in an email statement that an official announcement later could include “the marijuana issue.” The Associated Press
House panel votes to sanction Holder AG may be in contempt over withholding papers BY PETE YOST THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
department learned there were problems with a probe in Arizona of gun-running into Mexico, called Operation Fast and Furious. At the start of a hearing, Issa called the president’s action “an untimely” assertion of privilege. Following the committee’s vote, the contempt citation will go to the full House. If the full House approves, there could be a federal case against Holder, but history suggests the matter won’t get that far. “The president has asserted executive privilege,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in the letter to Issa. “We regret that we have arrived at this point,”
WASHINGTON — A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents. The straight party-line vote was 23-17. The vote followed a decision by President Barack Obama earlier in the day to assert executive privilege for the first time in his administration in order to protect the confi- Issa dentiality of the documents. Comments grew heated. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner suggested administration officials had lied earlier or were now “bendCummings irate ing the law,” while DemoRep. Cummings of cratic Rep. Elijah Cum- Cummings Maryland, the commitmings said the committee’s ranking Democrat, tee’s GOP chairman “had no interest in fairness” and was said Issa could have settled the matter with Holder reasonably trying to pick a fight. In a letter to committee chair- but resorted to “partisan and man Darrell Issa of California, a inflammatory personal attacks.” The likelihood of a contempt Justice Department official said the executive privilege applies to vote rose after Holder and Issa documents, explaining how the failed to reach agreement Tues-
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies June 12. day in a meeting at the Capitol. During the committee’s yearand-a-half-long investigation, the department has turned over 7,600 documents about the conduct of the Fast and Furious operation. Because Justice falsely told the committee the operation did not use a risky investigative technique known as gun-walking, the panel turned its attention to the details of the operation. The goal of gun-walking was to track weapons to high-level arms traffickers. Gun-walking has long been barred by Justice Department policy, but federal agents in Arizona experimented with it. Two of the guns that “walked” were found at the scene of the slaying of a Border Patrol agent.
Sandusky defense rests; ex-coach doesn’t testify THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. The sudden end to the defense’s presentation came on the seventh day of the trial, during which the jury heard from eight men who said the former coach sexually assaulted them as children after they met him through the charity he founded. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sandusky is charged with 51 criminal counts for alleged abuse Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in of 10 boys over 15 years. He has Pennsylvania Wednesday after waiving his right to testify. denied the allegations. timony from more defense characThe defense ter witnesses, including a couple rested after an Described abuse of participants in Sandusky’s approximately youth charity, The Second Mile. The accusers described for 4 0 - m i n u t e Prosecutors allege that Sandusky jurors a range of sexual abuse, c l o s e d - d o o r met his alleged victims through from allegations of fondling to oral meeting involvThe Second Mile, which once was sex and forced anal sex that one ing attorneys, lauded for its efforts to help atyoung man said left him injured. Sandusky and The defense suggested the the judge over- D. Sandusky risk children but now appears headed for closure as a result of accusers have financial motiva- seeing the case. tions for their claims and were Under Pennsylvania law, a defen- the scandal. One former Second Mile parimproperly influenced by investi- dant must waive his right to tesgators. They also put on character tify on his own behalf, but it ticipant, David Hilton, said he felt witnesses who spoke of San- doesn’t have to happen in open like investigators were trying to coach him into accusing Sandusky. court. dusky’s sound reputation. “When it got to the second or The next steps are jury instrucSandusky’s wife, Dottie, took the stand Tuesday and said she tions and then closing arguments, third time, I felt like they wanted me to say something that isn’t never saw him act inappropri- set for this morning. The morning also featured tes- true,” he said. ately with the accusers.
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West: Tiny Utah town votes against dissolving
Nation: Yahoo partnering to publish motion comics
Nation: People wilt in heat along Eastern Seaboard
World: French gunman releases hostages at bank
VOTERS IN A Utah town have struck down a measure that would have dissolved their town government, rejecting a proposal that some said would have led to annexation by a nearby polygamist community. Preliminary results showed Apple Valley residents voting 167 to 115 against disbanding the town government, Town Clerk Nathan Bronemann said Tuesday night. Apple Valley became a town in 2004, and some residents said officials haven’t adequately provided basic services. “We’re not anti-government. We’re anti-Apple Valley government,” resident Debi Groves said Tuesday.
YAHOO SAID WEDNESDAY it is partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion comics. The two companies said they’ll make the first two titles — created by film directors Barry Sonnenfeld and Guy Ritchie — available online later this summer through Yahoo! Screen. Motion comics blend elements of comic book art and animation, offering some movement and action but on a limited scale. The style has gained ground and popularity in recent years as publishers big and small experiment with the medium, which can be viewed online or on devices like tablets and iPads.
TEMPERATURES CLIMBED TOWARD the high 90s on the East Coast on Wednesday as an early hot spell heralded the official start of summer, with people wilting at graduation ceremonies and authorities warning folks to check on elderly neighbors. The National Weather Service has forecast heat in the mid- to high 90s in cities including Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Health officials warned residents to drink water, stay out of the sun and in air conditioning, and to check on elderly neighbors and pets. Public cooling centers have been set up in dozens of cities for those without air conditioning.
A FRENCH POLICE official said that a gunman who had taken four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse has been captured, and the hostages have been released. Regional police official Frederic Tamisier said the hostage-taker was lightly injured in the operation to capture him. The hostages were unharmed, he said. The announcement came soon after a series of gunshots were heard from the area of the bank. Authorities said the gunman had psychiatric problems and claimed he was acting for religious reasons, vowing allegiance to al-Qaida.
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Sequim band to play Mayhem Fest The band wants to â€œclose the gaps and move forward,â€? Finnon said.
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SEQUIM â€” Metal band Never Met a Dead Man has been selected to play at this yearâ€™s Rockstar Mayhem Festival in July after winning a battle of the bands at Studio 7 in Seattle earlier this month. All of the bandâ€™s members live in Sequim and write their own music. They describe their genre as death metal, hard-core and metalcore. They also said they try to blend a lot of genres into one. The high-energy Sequim band defeated 11 other bands June 10 and earned its right to play on the Sumerian Records stage at Mayhem. The Rockstar Mayhem Festival is July 3 at Auburnâ€™s White River Amphitheater, which seats 20,000. There, Never Met a Dead Man will open for Slayer, Slipknot, Motorhead, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria and other popular metal bands. â€œAwesome,â€? was the only word vocalist James Finnon, 21, used to describe the opportunity to play at Mayhem. â€œI canâ€™t believe we get to play with The Devil Wears Prada,â€? said Finnon, who is joined in the band by guitarists Kevin Weaver, 21, and Evan Watkins, 18; bassist Collin Kawler, 21; keyboardist
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Never Met a Dead Man, which has been selected to play at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival after winning a battle of the bands, practices June 12. But now, Never Met a Dead Kody Leonard, 21; and Jared ForMan is solid and back into it, he shaw, 18, on drums. added. The band acquired two new Yearlong break members â€” Watkins and ForThe members of Never Met a shaw â€” and decided to keep the Dead Man had taken a yearlong same name. break from performing. In the previous lineup, Finnon The hiatus was due to the fact played drums. their vocalist left and because of Finnon said he went to vocals financial issues, Leonard said. because the band had gone Everyone still played music, through four vocalists until though, Finnon said. Finnon took over.
Finnon said everything the band members had going for them before was unfinished, and Never Met a Dead Man is ready to finish what it started. The band members noticed that most of their fans actually werenâ€™t in Washington state. When they checked the demographics of their â€œlikesâ€? on their Facebook page, they noticed a large number of their fans were from South America and Quebec.
On Friday, the band is scheduled to play at the North West Knock Out Festival, which will continue through Sunday at Hellâ€™s Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma, with 24 other bands. The band also is planning a West Coast tour this fall. Since getting the band together, Finnon said the musicians have progressed into more diverse music and clean vocals, meaning they arenâ€™t only screaming, but are singing as well. The band plans to record a new EP album this fall, and members hope to release it late this year. Once their Facebook page gets up to 2,000 likes, band members plan to release their new song â€œRetribution.â€? They have a little more than 300 likes to go to reach 2,000. This summer, Never Met a Dead Man plans to book at least two shows in the Port Angeles and Sequim areas, and said one of them will be only for those 21 or older.
________ Jesse Major, a recent graduate of Peninsula College and Port Angeles High School, is an intern with the Peninsula Daily News. To reach him, phone 360-4522345, ext. 5056.
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Scuba diver in lake had heart attack
Tuckerâ€™s daughter, Sophie Hill, 42, of Eugene, Ore., said Wednesday her mother was last seen by a friend standing under a streetlight on the road where the bridge is located. It had snowed heavily, Hill said, and according to the Sheriffâ€™s Office, the temperature was 20 degrees. â€œI was hopeful of them finding more bones, but there is always hope for them making a DNA match,â€? said Hill, a registered nurse. The excavation was conducted by up to 12 members of the Sheriffâ€™s Office as well as personnel with Olympic National Park, search-and-rescue and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, Moores said.
WENATCHEE â€” The Chelan County coroner said an autopsy found that a man who died while scuba diving at Lake Chelan suffered a heart attack. The Wenatchee World reported that Troy Lee Smith died Saturday during a scuba diving class. He signaled he was having trouble breathing and surfaced with his instructor. The two swam to shore, but the 43-year-old Wenatchee man lost consciousness and could not be revived.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.
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Members of the Clallam County Search and Rescue and National Park Service search the site Wednesday where human remains were found on the bed of the former Lake Aldwell west of Port Angeles.
Crop duster crash OKANOGAN â€” Officials said the pilot of a sin-
Podiums: Stools will be available for use CONTINUED FROM A1 idea to some friends at his health club and received an The class began a â€œvision immediate $1,500 in donaquestâ€? to determine what it tions, which covers the cost would look like and devel- of construction. Using discounted wood, oped a design for the podiums and a new layout for the high school shop class the classroom. cut the six pieces needed to The final plan desig- create the podium. nates the center of the room They will be built in four for the podiums, which will different sizes, accommobe arranged in a circle sur- dating the height diversity rounded by yoga mats. in Brennanâ€™s class. â€œAll the students will have eye contact. They will Stools to sit on be able to see each other all Not all of the kids will the time and wonâ€™t be looking at the back of anybodyâ€™s want to stand all the time, so stools will be available head,â€? Brennan said. Brennan mentioned the for their use.
enjoy luxurious, pillowy, softness without sacrificing support
The stools will be purchased rather than constructed because of safety reasons and the fact that stools arenâ€™t all that expensive to buy, Brennan said. All but 12 of the 30 podiums will be built over the summer, while the remainder will be assembled by the students who will use them â€” those who are new to Brennanâ€™s class â€” during the first week of school. â€œThe whole class contributed to this, so they are already involved, but I wanted the new kids to build their own podiums so they can feel like they are part of it,â€? Brennan said. Brennanâ€™s resourcefulness and collaborative instincts have impressed the administration. â€œThe great thing about Mitch is he gets everyone
involved,â€? said Superintendent Craig Downs. â€œItâ€™s not like he has a great idea and goes off and does it by himself; he gets the parents and the kids all working together to build the podiums and gets people in the community to donate the materials.â€?
Could be copied Brennan admits his idea is simple and could be copied easily, and an enterprising manufacturer could market the podiums at a profit. â€œLet them steal it,â€? he said. â€œI donâ€™t want to be a businessman or a manufacturer; I just want to teach school. But if someone makes some money on this and wants to contribute to my classroom, that would
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